Marquis Spotlight

Our Marquis Spotlight Listees exhibit top-of-the-line qualities that fall in line with our motto, “often imitated, never duplicated.” These exemplary professionals hold influence, status, and proficiency within their fields that solidify them as respected and trusted voices. As some of the greatest minds in their industries,  philanthropies and respective lines of work, it is our great honor to celebrate these individuals’ accomplishments and highlight their work, influence and impact.

Meet Our Featured Listees

Marquis Spotlight
Alejandro Dabdoub

Mr. Dabdoub is a globally-recognized real estate investor, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and writer.

Bruce R. Ellig
Bruce R. Ellig

As the former worldwide head of human resources at Pfizer, Mr. Ellig helped pioneer the field of executive compensation. 

Olivia Ferrante
Olivia Ann Ferrante

Ms. Ferrante has spent more than 40 years as a teacher and advocate for students with visual impairments.

Jack Foley
Jack Foley

Mr. Foley is an award-winning poet, critic, and radio host with a career spanning more than 50 years.

Ru Chih Huang
Dr. Ru Chih Chow Huang

Dr. Huang is a molecular biologist and longtime research professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Lesley Israel
Lesley L. Israel

Ms. Israel celebrates more than five decades as a political consultant and politics expert.

Barry Ninham
Professor Barry W. Ninham, AO, FAA

Dr. Ninham is a professor emeritus and expert in surface chemistry whose research explores water purification and antiviral gases, among other subjects.

Franklin Schurz
Franklin D. Schurz, Jr.

A longtime entrepreneur and communications executive, Mr. Schurz is the chairman emeritus of Schurz Communications.

Vahid Shariatzadeh
Vahid Shariatzadeh CPA, CFP, CGMA

Since 1984, Mr. Shariatzadeh has been the president and owner of Vahid Shariatzadeh, LLP, an accounting firm.

Carol A. Sigmond
Carol A. Sigmond

Ms. Sigmond is a partner of Greenspoon Marder and an expert in construction law and litigation.


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